I've Heard That Song Before

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This article is about the musical standard. For the Patti Page album, see I've Heard That Song Before (album).
"I've Heard That Song Before"
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Published 1942
Language English
Original artist Martha O'Driscoll (dubbed by Margaret Whiting)]
Recorded by Harry James and his Orchestra (with Helen Forrest on vocal),
many other artists; see #Recorded versions

"I've Heard That Song Before" is a 1942 popular song with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Sammy Cahn. It was introduced by Martha O'Driscoll (dubbed by Margaret Whiting) in the 1942 film Youth on Parade.

It was recorded by Harry James and his Orchestra with Helen Forrest on vocal on July 31, 1942. This was the last day of recording before the Musician Union's ban. The recording was issued on Columbia 36668 and became a number one hit on both the pop and the Harlem Hit Parade in the USA in early 1943.[1] This version of the song can be heard in Woody Allen's movie Hannah and Her Sisters.

Recorded versions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 291. 
  2. ^ Al Hirt, They're Playing Our Song Retrieved April 13, 2013.
  • Jacobs, Dick & Jacobs, Harriet: Who Wrote That Song? Writer's Digest Books, 2nd Edition 1992
Preceded by
"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" by Ink Spots
Billboard Harlem Hit Parade number-one single
April 17, 1943
Succeeded by
"I Can't Stand Losing You" by Ink Spots
Preceded by
"There Are Such Things" by Tommy Dorsey
number-one single according to Billboard magazine
March 6, 1943 - May 22, 1943
Succeeded by
"That Old Black Magic" by Glenn Miller
Preceded by
"That Old Black Magic" by Glenn Miller
number-one single according to Billboard magazine
June 5, 1943
Succeeded by
"Taking a Chance on Love" by Benny Goodman